United Nations Mission Head: Risk Of Genocide Recurring In Myanmar

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The head of a UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar says that "there is a serious risk of genocide recurring" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority

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The head of a UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar says that "there is a serious risk of genocide recurring" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

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'Situation of Rohingya worsened'

Marzuki Darusman told the General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday that "if anything, the situation of the Rohingya in Rakhine state has worsened."

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'Myanmar should be held responsible'

The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said in its final report last month that Myanmar should be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against the Rohingya.

Darusman headed the mission and told the 193-member world body Tuesday that it has transferred 1,227 interviews with victims and witnesses of crimes against the Rohingya to another specially established UN group. He says that includes "a list of over 150 people suspected of involvement in numerous international crimes." 

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